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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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Tunbridge Wells
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We loved the cathedral, it's architecture is stunning,the interior so beautiful and all so well maintained. Staff helpful too.

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Wells,somerset, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Met by helpful and friendly staff to answer any questions. Probably the best setting for any Cathedral in the country. Try walking across the fields on Dulcote path - with camera - and/or - for great views of Ladies Chapel and the East end - the track just off the Old Shepton Road. The scissor Arch is quite stunning, and... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I visited the Cathedral on a very rainy, November day. Whilst Wells itself is not a hustling bustling metropolis entering the courtyard to the Cathedral left the noise of the city behind. I was instantly relaxed. The Cathedral itself has amazing architecture - the scissor arches are fantastic and stunning to see. The atmosphere is soothing and just exactly what... More

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Harrogate
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15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A spectacular building in a beautiful location. Have look at the 'new'(several hundred years old) arch inside, it apparently stopped the cathedral tilting. Do not miss a look around the Green.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing what an unbelievable piece of engineering and art the talents of the workmen are truly astonishing

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

im not a fan of visiting cathedrals but wells is such a lovely place I felt I just couldent leave without going inside ! im so glad I did ! it was beautiful inside ! well worth a visit and the grounds were lovely too .

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing building , it's got lots of history and the interior is beautiful , they charge for pictures taken inside , there is a machine entrance that you need to buy a permit for £3.50. It's an amazing place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are in Somerset this beautiful Cathedral in Wells is worth a visit. Park nearby in Waitrose which is free if you do a bit of shopping afterwards and walk the 10 minutes to the Cathedral. The sculptures on the front are rated as some of the best still standing from the 12 century. Inside the cloisters are very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We arrived as a symphony was performing, it sounded stunning and was the perfect accompaniment to our walk around an amazing cathedral.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited on Saturday and we're lucky enough to walk in on a orchestra rehearsal. What an amazing experience. That and the fantastic cathedral was well worth a visit. You must give yourself a good 3 hours to have a look around taking everything in.

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